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Clutch Replacement Options

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) Drivetrain' started by Woody928, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. jonbills

    jonbills
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    The physics of accelerating on a drag strip and on the road are the same I’m sure.
     
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Those numbers for the Imp fan are surprisingly high.
    Given that the imp has a tiny radiator, the radiator is poorly positioned and the fan pushes rather than pulls I reckon the Imp fan will be considerably more powerful than the Datsun one.
    Does it even have a viscous coupling?
     
  3. AliK

    AliK
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    That is actually a great topic in its own right. Shall we start a new thread and move the discussion over to keep the thread on track?

    Mr. Tenno is that possible?
     
  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    I've finished on it Ali sorry.
     
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  5. jonbills

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    Well if there’s no one to “debate” it with then I’m finished too
     
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  6. yellowz

    yellowz
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    I just loved the bit in the ebay ad 'with gas prices edging towards that $4.00 a gallon mark you need every trick you can get.' That's £2.85............. 0r 63p a litre
     
  7. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Thanks for the links and all the info, really interesting reading and watching, took me a while to catch up!

    You're clearly overestimating my old man status driving a classic car and adding many years onto my age assuming you think I know who John Shaft is! :rofl:

    I think we'll have to add that disclaimer to everyones signature on here EXTRA;)

    Lol, I'm never going to complain about getting to complain about getting too much feedback!

    Thanks for the feedback on the Centreforce 2 clutch, it sounds like a good option (albeit gets some bad press stateside).

    This is what I needed to know, long term a 240mm clutch and flywheel will make a lot more sense for my needs I feel. I'll avoid just putting a new stock 225mm clutch in.

    From what you've all said I'm convinced that while I'm in there it makes sense to go to a 240mm clutch and also add in the lightened 240mm flywheel. Even if I don't necessarily get the full benefits now then later down the line I will appreciate it when the engine has been made a bit more lively and as suggested in future proofing against my planned modifications.

    Clutch options wise I've come across these two:

    As recommended by Rob, Centreforce 2
    https://zcardepot.com/catalog/produ...clutch-240z-260z-280z-280z.html/category/327/

    Exedy Stage 1 Organic. Can anyone advise whether this would fit? I'm very familiar with Exedy organic clutches and really like them. It's the desired 240mm however not listed as a 240z fitment....
    https://whiteheadperformance.com/pr...1-organic-clutch-kit-06801a-nissan-300zx-z31/

    I'll start a separate thread on Flywheels to keep the two topics separate, thank you all for the input though. Learnt a lot from this EXTRA:D
     
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  8. franky

    franky
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  10. dav118118

    dav118118
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    Woody,
    I have a centreforce clutch in my z and whilst the weight of the pedal is a little stiffer there is certainly no drag and it’s also pretty unburstable too, or so I’m told. Luke
     
  11. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Cheers Jason, had completely slipped my mind to look to Japan!

    I've also seen OS Giken do a clutch/flywheel combo with an Ali cover to save a little bit more weight on that steel one. It's 225mm however I'm sure would meet my demands and would guarantee that everything mated together perfectly. Would certainly solve a lot of headaches and the whole thing only weighs in at 10.7KG.

    https://www.rhdjapan.com/os-giken-s...minum-cover-gc10-hr30-c110-c210-s30-s130.html

    Possibly the easiest solution? (Definitely not the cheapest though)

    Thanks for the feedback dude, great to hear some 1st hand feedback from someone who's been using theirs!
     
  12. franky

    franky
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    I'd always look to Japan first, then work back from from there :) engineering standards tend to go backwards also.

    225>240, 6.25% ish?
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018
  13. AliK

    AliK
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    You're most welcome Mr W!

    Even you can't be too young to recall the
    the year 2000 remake of the 1971 original ;) ....

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  14. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Haha this is a fair point, I usually just get put off by the shipping/import costs and language barrier. Particularly when compared to my contacts stateside as well. I think the OS Giken option is looking like a winner from everything I've seen now :thumbs:

    I think with the right setup the difference will be negligible from what I've read from some of the US threads, so much conflicting info as usual though. Doesn't sound like much when you put it like that though.

    You're still underestimating me here, even being a big film buff and a fan of many older films I only entered this mortal world in 1994 EXTRA;)

    I'll add it to the list, it looks like a good laugh!
     
  15. franky

    franky
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    I'd email Kameari direct also.
     

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